Dubbed ‘the gateway to Snowdonia’, Betws-y-Coed is set to play host to the Snowdonia Arts Festival. The area has retained a strong connection with arts and crafts ever since the original artists and craftsman colony. Many artists and craftsmen live and work in the area, and the Snowdonia Arts Festival has been organized to celebrate the creative art and crafts heritage of the area, those artists currently working within the area and the endeavors of local schoolchildren through workshops and competitions. Due to success over the past two years, the festival has returned for a third successive event, establishing itself amongst the local communities and surrounding areas.

The fair is due to take place this weekend (5th-7th October 2012) and will include a range of stalls, exhibitions, competitions and workshops. This will allow those who visit a chance to see some local exhibitors along with their work, with many pieces of art and crafts for sale. Not only this, but visitors will be able to learn new techniques and processes in relation to creating art and crafts.  Children’s workshops and art, crafts and poetry competitions makes this event perfect for your children, so why not bring them along to enjoy what the festival has to offer.

During the fair, there is going to a variation of live entertainment, from male voice choirs to children’s theatre groups, all displaying their talent through their exciting and special performances. The list continues with a promised fantastic array of interesting workshops, special performances and exclusive competitions, making it a weekend for both locals and visitors to enjoy together. Betws-y-Coed is the perfect place to visit for a family break, with this fair making for a suitable event for a day or two out. For more information, please see the Snowdonia Arts Festival website.

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